Structure Synth

Structure Synth 0.95

Powerful 3D graphics designer

3D design apps are usually either really complicated or too simple and limited on the Mac. Structure Synth comes somewhere in between allowing you to create impressive 3D structures. View full description

PROS

  • Produces impressive 3D structures

CONS

  • Requires mathematical and programming knowledge

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3D design apps are usually either really complicated or too simple and limited on the Mac. Structure Synth comes somewhere in between allowing you to create impressive 3D structures.

Structure Synth is an application for creating 3D structures from a set of user specified rules. The program is built in C++ and works across platforms so it's suitable for those working on Windows and Mac. Note that at the moment, it's still in beta which means that not all of the features are functioning as yet and it's still prone to instability issues.

Structure Synth works by producing 3D structures from user commands which means it's quite a mathematical program. You need to create custom rules to form complex and sophisticated structures. These are created using the 'rule' keyword. The rules that you create have a free structure but take the form of complex commands such as "{ x 0.9 rz 6 ry 6 s 0.99". There are plenty of examples to get you going but if you don't understand anything about 3D algorithms, Structure Synth is not going to be much use to you. If you do however, the results are spectacular producing highly complex 3D structures.

Overall, Structure Synth is a very high quality 3D imaging app but it does require a certain degree of mathematical skill to master.

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Structure Synth 0.95